Reel World: Around The World On Screen

Around The World On Screen

Devin D. O'Leary
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Throughout September the National Hispanic Cultural Center becomes the home to the free ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series. ¡Globalquerque! is the city’s annual celebration of world music and culture. This year marks the 14th annual outing for the festival. In addition to all the other dance and music-based events going on, seven films from around the world are screening at the NHCC’s Bank of America Theater (1701 Fourth Street NW). The series kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7pm with the New Mexico premiere of Killing Jesus, This true-life thriller from Colombia/Argentina centers on a young woman who witnesses the cold-blooded murder of her father. An accidental meeting with the hitman who did the job sets her on a course of revenge. But what if both of them are victims of a violent and corrupt system? This opening night film is presented in conjunction with the ¡Cinemagnifico! Latino Film Festival, which also returns this week. The ¡Globalquerque! Cinema Series continues on Thursday, Sept. 13 with the dark Turkish drama Mustang, about a quartet of teenage sisters imprisoned in their house by a deeply conservative father. On Thursday, Sept. 20 it’s the Egyptian drama Clash, set entirely inside a crowded police van during violent political and religious protests in the wake of the Egyptian Revolution. On Saturday, Sept. 22 the Cinema Series shows Tony Gatlif’s round-the-world musical documentary Latcho Drome and a pair of Spanish shorts. The series wraps up on Thursday, Sept. 27 with the South Korean family drama Treeless Mountain. For a complete listing of films and times, go to

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The 6th Annual ¡Cinemagnifico! Latino Film Festival returns Sept. 5 through 9 to a number of venues around Albuquerque, including The Guild Cinema, KiMo Theatre, the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theater and the UNM Student Union Building Theater. The opening night film, screened on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in conjunction with the ¡Globalquerque! Cinema Series, is Killing Jesus. (See above listing for details.) On Thursday, Sept. 6 the festival presents the New Mexico Short Films Program starting at 7pm at KiMo Theatre (423 Central Ave. NW). A collection of amazing shorts from a selection of talented New Mexican filmmakers is featured. Tickets for this event are $5. A complete program of feature films from Argentina, Peru, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, Guatemala, Chile and Mexico—all of them receiving their New Mexico premieres—continues throughout the weekend. The festival closes out on Sunday night with two Showcase Films screening at Guild Cinema (3405 Central Ave. NW). At 4pm is the dark family drama Segundo, about a 14-year-old boy learning to follow in the footsteps of his troubled artist father. At 6pm is El Último Traje/The Last Suit, a poignant comedy about a senior who plots his escape from a retirement home in Buenos Aires, so that he can return to Poland and reunite with the Christian friend who saved him from certain death in the Holocaust. Tickets for these films are $10 general admission and $8 students/seniors. For a complete listing of films, times and locations, go to
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